"The place of the painted portrait in the postphotography, postmodern age is ever- changing. In portrait painting, a connection between the artist and the subject is created by the act of building an image stroke by stroke. This connection is unusual (and perhaps longed for) in a time of virtual reality and high-speed, mediated experience. There is much to be explored in the question of who is portrayed and how. I am interested in the multifaceted nature of portraiture in the digital age. By combining painting, performance, interactivity, photography, a conceptual frame, and a digital presentation, I seek to challenge schisms in artistic as well as social understanding." -Brenda Zlamany
As a part of her project, "Climate in America," Zlamany will be painting portraits of local people from May 25th to June 15th.